Royal Whanganui Opera House

Royal Wanganui Opera House interior

The Royal Whanganui Opera House provides an atmospheric setting for local, national and international events.

About the Royal Whanganui Opera House

The Royal Whanganui Opera House is New Zealand's last Victorian theatre. It opened in 1900 and is renowned nationally and internationally for its architecture and acoustics. 

The Royal Whanganui Opera House offers tours of the building to groups by donation.


The theatre seats 800 patrons.

The venue is equipped with audio visual equipment and the technical lead and team are available to assist with set-up and technical advice.

Pre-show and intermission refreshments are provided in the upper bar area, and there are roaming ice-cream sellers to sweeten your theatre experience.

Enquiries and bookings

Make a booking enquiry

The Whanganui Venues & Events office at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre at Pukenamu Queen’s Park is open to the public between 10.00am and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, or by appointment.

To book this venue, contact Whanganui Venues & Events - email  or phone (06) 349 0513 for bookings. For more information, check out  

Royal Wanganui Opera House box office

Tickets can be purchased from the Royal Whanganui Opera House box office.

The Box Office is conveniently located to the left of the theatre and is open Monday to Friday, 10:00am-1.30pm.

For more information, email the Royal Whanganui Opera House at or call (06) 349 0511. Alternatively, email Whanganui Venues & Events on or call (06) 349 0511 or visit


69 Saint Hill Street, Whanganui 4501  View Map

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